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Students, Staff, Faculty to Participate in MLK Day of Service

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Gordon State College students, staff and faculty, will spread across the community Friday helping to organize a food pantry, build a wheelchair ramp and do yard work for a shut-in among many other projects during the campus’ MLK Day of Service.

The day kicks off with a gathering on Lambdin Green for the MLK Affirmation Decree. The volunteers will then proceed to their project locations.

Members of the softball team will travel to the Salvation Army in Griffin to help with food pantry organization, painting a sign and refurbishing picnic tables.

“We are excited to be a part of the MLK Day of Service,” said Ally Hattermann, head coach of the Highlanders Softball team. “Part of being a team is working together not only on the field but off the field and in the community serving others.”

Another group will travel to Meansville to assist with projects at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. The Lamar County Senior Center and Griffin Area Habitat for Humanity will also benefit from the Day of Service.

“Our Day of Service in honor of Dr. King reinforces to the community and our entire campus the Highlander EDGE,” said GSC President Kirk A. Nooks. “It shows that learning and growing can take place outside of the classroom, can benefit others and that our students are on their way to becoming Engaged Innovators, Dedicated Scholars, Gifted Communicators, Ethical Leaders.”

On campus, Day of Service events will be held during a special lunch hour in Highlander Dining Hall from 12 to 1 p.m.

Members of GSC Toastmasters will read excerpts from several of Dr. King’s speeches. Other students will express through speeches, poems, and dance what MLK Day means to them.